Ok, after hours of downloading I need to login. When I do that with my SE account here is what i get:
"You could not login because the service account in question is not registed. If you would like to login to the service, please login to the square enix account management system and register the service account."
I'm getting the same error. Is there any time limit or delay between creating the SE account and being able to log in or are there any other addditional steps to make this work? Also - after loging into SE account there is nowhere to find any option regards registering the service accounts ...
And Win7 (32b Enterprise) is still now working - tested on two different boxes so I run now on Win XP Pro SP3 at the moment (well up to the point to get all the updates downloaded and now being stuck on the login screen).
I'm in to the beta, so to enter you have to be granted from SE and has got "FFXIV beta service" in SE account management account^^ I'm sure that in the next few weeks they invited more testers to join because they will upload new servers.... At this time I can login only in the times gived by SE and not when I want... so you can wait more time to have a better service to play this beatiful game^^
If nothing else - we've all helped a bit to distribute all the updates to our fellow beta testers...
Indeed. These type of games synchronize everything with the servers. The client basically does nothing. Without an unique and valid key there is no way to play. Cracking wouldn't help either. There only is a limited amount of valid keys. Even if you were able to magically extract a key from SE it would only lead to a legitimate user loosing access to the game.
What is in theory possible however is to code a server emulator, but this is a lot easier said than done.